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FRANK O'CONNOR

INTERNATIONAL

SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

 


Tania Hershman

 

TANIA HERSHMAN

 

Reading Thursday 16th September 7.30pm

 

Born in London in 1970, Hershman moved to Jerusalem, in 1994, and after 15 years in Israel, moved to Bristol in August 2009. After making a living for 13 years as a science journalist, writing for publications such as WIRED, NewScientist, the MIT Technology Review and Business 2.0, she gave it all up to write fiction. Her first short story collection, The White Road and Other Stories, is now available from Salt Modern Fiction and was commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers. She is currently writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University. She received a grant from Arts Council England to write a collection of biology-inspired short stories inspired both by a 100-year-old biology book and by spending time in the labs as writer- in-residence in Bristol University’s Science Faculty.


Her short and very short stories, plays and film scripts, have won or been shortlisted for various prizes, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, been published in print and online, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and performed. She is the founder and editor of The Short Review dedicated to reviewing short story collections and anthologies and showcasing short story authors. She is the 2010 fiction editor for Southword.

 

Click here to visit Hershman's homepage.

(Extracts of Tania Hershman's work available in festival brochure.)

 

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